Spinnerbait Tips and Tactics For Bass
Spinnerbaits are not just a tool for the spring and fall.
Spinnerbaits can be deadly, if the right ones are fished in a variety of
situations whether it be the East Coast or the West. The trick is to be
able to distinguish which is the right one for the right situation?
Spinnerbaits can fished in so many different ways, all of which, produce
BIG BASS from north to south, east to west. They can be fished through
the water column top to bottom. They are really a versatile bait if you
know the little tricks it takes to fish them effectively. They can be
fished many ways by varying the retrieve, weight of the bait, blade
size, the trailer and colors. You have a bait here that can work a water
column and catch fish from one to twenty-five feet, and because it is
so versatile, you can fish it fast, slow, and in all seasons of the
first time I discovered this, I was amazed at how many fish I had must
have missed in my youth, by not knowing how to fish a spinnerbait here
in the Northeast.
When it was October here in Delaware, I went
hunting until the end of Quail season. Soon after 1976, I read my first
issue of Basssmaster magazine, and saw that people were using this bait
year round and catching bass. Soon after, in late December in Delaware, I
caught my first bass on a "Stan Sloan" single nickel colorado
blade,(with a purple skirt, with rattles on the arm,) by letting it
flutter into a sunken tree, in ten foot deep, thirty-six degree water. I
soon felt that sluggish pull on the line, "like a pile of leaves or
grass", not until then, did I realize that I could catch bass year round
on the right lures, with the right presentation, sound and color. It
was well over six pounds, and was a different fight when she got close
to the boat and saw the trolling motor. Since that time I have fished
all over the United States, from New York to California, and found the
right spinnerbait and the right technique produces big bass from all
sorts of waters all year long. They key is to keep it in the strike
zone, and most lures are made so that you can work them as slowly as you
want to, while still keeping them in the zone.